mingshey wrote:I, too, am very interested in this poem, since I had read about Adonis in J.Frazer's "The Golden Bough".
one? It'd think he'd stick with the bucolic poets, who have several Adonis songs among them.
Perhaps I'll do one of the Naassene hymns next for you, mingshey, to accomodate your interest in the gnostics...
[face=spionic]n/omoj h)=n geniko\j tou= panto\j o( prwto/tokoj no/oj,
o( de\ deu/teroj h)=n tou= prwtoto/kou to\ xuqe\n xa/oj[/face]
The law of the genesis of all was the firstborn nous,
and the second was the chaos shed by the firstborn.
And such a funky meter, too. (Well, not that funky, evidently, in the Imperial period).